Restorative Yoga in The Red River Gorge

Restorative Yoga in The Red River Gorge

Restorative yoga is a practice used to calm the body, mind and emotions. Unlike a more active form of yoga, it’s about letting the muscles relax rather than engaging the muscles. It’s still and slow, and it’s as much (or more) about the mind as it is the body. If you take a restorative class, you may hardly move at all, doing just a few postures in the course of an hour. Expect the teacher to arrange for the necessary props to be available for you. During these long holds, your muscles relax deeply. It’s a completely different feeling from other types of yoga classes since props are used to support your body instead of your muscles. The teacher may talk you through a meditation, breath work or play music. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress. At the end of the session, your body feels open and refreshed. Notice how you sleep after a restorative class.

Restorative Yoga in the Red River Gorge

12 signs you need restorative yoga

1. When you wake up in the morning, you still feel tired.
2. You can’t fall asleep at night.
3. Your muscles and/or joints ache, and not because you just worked out.
4. You keep planning to “take some time for yourself,” but never get around to it.
5. You can’t stop multitasking, including at red lights, during meals, and even while you’re in the bathroom…
6. You take work home with you.
7. You take work to bed with you.
8. You feel edgy, like if someone cuts you off on the highway or the grocery line you might SNAP.
9. You spend your lunch breaks looking for last minute travel deals to exotic locations, like the rainforest or the desert.
10. You catch every cold that’s going around, and never seem to completely recover.
11. You have an injury, but have decided to “just push through it” and keep working out at the same level.
12. You checked your email/Twitter/Instagram/Facebook while reading this post.

See you at the yurt, Mondays at 7:00 PM for Restorative Yoga – $8.00. All you need is a bottle of water and to dress comfortably. Taught by April Dawn.

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